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Welcome to Changing the Conversation! We discuss critical and timely topics focused on equity, homelessness, substance use, mental health, and trauma. Our hosts interview health and human service experts, researchers, and advocates. Conversations explore how we can adapt our systems to the rapidly changing landscape of social services.

Jan 10, 2022

Jack Seymour shares his experiences using substances during high school and college and gaining recovery with hosts Nate Batiste and Nastacia’ Moore. This episode is sponsored by Project Amp. Trigger warning: drug use, mental health challenges

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Dec 20, 2021

Racquel Garcia and Ali Hall discuss Motivational Interviewing as part of recovery coaching with host Jeff Olivet.

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Dec 6, 2021

Jennifer Smith and Laurie Johnson-Wade discuss a process for fostering recovery supports for all with a focus on Black communities and anti-Black racism with host Livia Davis.

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Nov 22, 2021

Ashley Stewart and Daryl McGraw discuss urban, race-based trauma and ways recovery service providers can support healing for people who have experienced and witnessed it with host Livia Davis.

Trigger Warning: In this episode, we discuss types of trauma—such as death, violence, abuse, abandonment, poverty,...


Nov 8, 2021

Shawn Roberson and Ali Hall discuss ways Motivational Interviewing is supporting people living through the COVID-19 pandemic with host Jeff Olivet.

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